News and Press releases


  1. Press release

    Mr Markus Ruck, Officer-in-Charge of CO-Colombo

    16 January 2017,

    Regional Director has appointed Mr Markus Ruck as Officer-in- Charge of CO-Colombo from Monday, 16 January 2017, to Friday, 31 March 2017

  2. Child labour

    Philippines bolsters fight against child labour

    12 January 2017, Manila, Philippines

    The Philippines ushers in the New Year with programmes to intensify its fight against child labour. These initiatives include a first comprehensive project on child labour with set up of helpdesks, a new project on child labour in gold mining, and a new child labour module in the conditional cash transfer programme.

  3. Maritime Labour Convention

    Sri Lanka ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    12 January 2017,

    Sri Lanka is the 81st ILO member State and the 16th Asian State to have ratified the Convention

  4. News

    Opinion-editorial on fishing and seafood

    11 January 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

    By Jason Judd, Senior Technical Officer, ILO Thailand Country Office.


  1. Press release

    A Task Force on promoting sustainable and responsible business in the Sialkot sports goods manufacturing sector is established

    30 December 2016, Sialkot, Pakistan

    A Task Force on promoting sustainable and responsible business in the Sialkot sports goods manufacturing sector under ILO’s Project “More and better jobs through socially responsible labour practices in Asia”, funded by the Government of Japan is established.

  2. Promoting fair migration

    Towards a fair migration for Indonesian migrant workers

    26 December 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Considering millions of Indonesian workers and their families have to travel to countries other than their own to find work, the two-day seminar on “Promoting Decent Work for Indonesian Migrant Workers” concluded with recommendations for Indonesia to apply fair recruitment principles and to promote universal coverage of the social security system for all Indonesian migrant workers.

  3. Press release

    Enhancing the role of Pakistani diaspora in national development discussed in a seminar

    23 December 2016, Islamabad, Pakistan

    “In commemoration of the ‘International Migrants Day’, ILO provided technical support to the Government of Pakistan, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) – a subsidiary of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) for organizing a seminar on ‘Enhancing Role of Overseas Pakistanis in Nation Building’.

  4. Promoting inclusive workplaces

    The Indonesia Business and Disability Network to promote diversity and inclusiveness at the workplace

    20 December 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Indonesia continues to move towards inclusive business with the establishment of the Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN) in December 2016.

  5. News

    Bangladesh Business and Disability Network to help boost disability inclusion

    19 December 2016,

    A new business network will support the practical needs of employers who are employing people with disabilities or are willing to make their workplaces more disability inclusive.

  6. News

    Promoting financial inclusion for all

    16 December 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The seminar took a closer look at challenges and opportunities in Indonesia to mainstream social performance management (SPM). A full session was dedicated to discussing SPM approaches and practices in Indonesia.